Transforming Lives & Communities Together

WHAT WE DO


Supporting Adults With Developmental Differences

Thirty men and women with intellectual and developmental differences--aka disabilities--have chosen to live in one of our five homes in Holland, Michigan. Our residential and community living specialists provide needed supports within the context of a safe and nurturing Christian community. As a ministry, we and our community have been richly blessed by and are grateful for the love and gifts which our sisters and brothers in Christ freely and joyfully share.

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Lakeshore Little People's Place

While the parents are away, the kids are at play—at the reading station—at prayer—and just exploring God’s world in a bundle of ways. Safe. Nurturing. Loving. It’s what this childcare ministry is all about and HDC helps support it

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Buen Pastor Ministries

Migrant families have some added challenges in life, and Buen Pastor focuses on some unique early childhood programs for migrant children and their families. HDC is on the board to support and be a part of this community.

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NEWS & UPDATES

The Deacon’s Role in Seeking Biblical Justice*
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“Our Judaic and Christian heritage neither denies nor overlooks the flaws of humankind…but in the face of all the empirical evidence, it nonetheless declares that all of us have great and equal worth: the worth of being made in the image of God and being loved redemptively by God. It adds that God holds us accountable for how we treat each other and for how we treat God. It is that framework of conviction that gave rise to our moral subculture of rights. If this framework erodes, I think we must expect that our moral subculture of rights will also eventually erode and that we slide back into our tribalisms.” This is how Nicholas Wolterstorff...
ATLAS Ministries…Partnering with Deacons
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WHAT: An information session about one of HDC's newest ministry partners, ATLAS Ministries. Services provided by ATLAS include things such as life skills coaching, referrals, collaboration, and benevolent vetting.   WHEN: Tuesday, March 12 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm WHERE: Holland Deacons' Conference at 224 W. 30th St. in Holland, Michigan. FOR WHOM:  Deacons, members of church benevolence committees, outreach pastors, or anyone else from a local church committed to serving and helping people with various financial, material, mental/emotional, and/or spiritual needs from the community. COST: FREE!!! Please let us know if you plan on attending by visiting and submitting an...
February Newsletter for Deacons
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 The intent of For Deacons is to be a resource to diaconates desiring to live out the vision and mandate of what they affirmed at their installation to this vital role. In a context where change is constant and needs are often urgent, we want deacons to have all the resources possible at their fingertips.* Reflection Diaconal Cooperation at a Regional/Classis Level Finding time for the normal activities around deacon tasks is hard enough. How do we find time to coordinate with other churches? Perhaps designating that connecting responsibility as the function of one of the deacons will lessen the pressure on the others. The benefits of collaborating with other churches and...



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